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November 9, 1)4T Mr. Charles Eltton Bnrean of Animal Populations Oxford. i~a;\ Dear Charles-: I have gotten far enough into the two published reports to comprehend the ragnitude and complexity of the underteddaig. I had no idea until I looked at the may how big a frotion of England is clded in the proposed program. When we next have a chn:ance to talk, which I hope will be soon, I will be intensely interested to her whether the present govertnment will have the o"urage to attack so large a task. Over here I see so may5fv sound technical effo)rts stowed avty on the library shelves that I have become skeptical. Do you remember tho my osium which' the 4olo, ical Society wanted you to leed this Christae? They finally induced me to undertake it, but I riuse to call it anythingD more than a discussion. I am sending you, within the next few weeks, to introduction and an outline of the progrea. Tauuks to the peak load of graduate students since the war, I have at last obtained pe-mission to add a third member to sq staff - Joseph J. Hickey. You may have seen some of his ornithological papers. In any event on your noxrt tripo over here I hope that both he and ;r faithful Ielper Bob McCabe can become acquainted with you. I an sendiang you in this mil a paper on oae of r:y hobbes, phenology, also a recent )sver called *T7heoloi Con- science". The Y.lton oaks were girdled by mnire agin last winter, but one of them mde a regrowth of 24 inchos this wumier, which is two inches greater than last year. I an boginning to
think that in thiis uIl of ocak r $bbtz, ki pretty old an before he even starts grovwi24. You will remember that you pl.antd these ucorns ten yerg ago. Please give Ar kind rear-ds to Chitty nd :ilton, and David lack. when you iee them. AL:put nm~